• Welcome to World History!


    Social Studies Department-World History Grade 9

    Mrs. Kathleen McCarthy                                            

    Contact:  kamccarthy@jacksonsd.org  

    Rooms 218 & 220

    GOOGLE CLASSROOM: Please refer to google classroom for your assignments. The links below will direct you to google classroom by your class period:

    Period 1:  https://classroom.google.com/c/MTU4MTE3ODExODg3                           

    Period 2: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTU4MTExODgyMDUx                                                           

    Period 4: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTU4MTg5NDExNzI1                                                                 

    REMOTE SCHEDULE: It is mandatory to join google meets at the designated time below for your class period on the days when you are learning from home:

    Period 1:  12:20-12:40

    Period 2:  12:40-1:00

    Period 4:  1:20-1:40

    In the STUDENT RESOURCES tab of my teacher pages, you will find a textbook pdf link to the unit in which we are presently working. In addition, you will find a link to the course introduction letter sent home with students to be signed by parents.  It is also in the STUDENT RESOURCES tab in case a second copy is needed. Feel free to email me with any questions you might have at kamccarthy@jacksonsd.org. 






    Description of Course Content:


    World History is a one semester social studies course required for 9th grade history students.  The purpose of the course is to provide students with a knowledge of the past required to understand the present.  The course highlights events which have shaped the contemporary world.  A chronological approach will be used to help facilitate learning.  Non-western, as well as western history is addressed.  Significant events and ideas in history and the impact of each upon the development of the modern world are discussed.  Contributions of individuals and people in history are included.  Cultural and social history, as well as political and economic history, are all integral parts of the curriculum.  By the end of the course, students will have an appreciation of democratic citizenship and historical understanding of the world. 


    Description of Expected Learning


    By the end of the course students will understand:


    1. Global Interactions, The Renaissance and Reformation NJCCCS #6.2.12 A, B, C, D


    1. Interaction Between European and Asian Cultures
    2. Renaissance and Reformation


    1. The Age of Exploration, Colonization, Nation Building, and Absolutism

              NJCCCS #6.2.12 A, B, C, D


    1. Age of Exploration
    2. Nation Building and Colonization
    3. Rise of Absolute Rule


    1. The Age of Revolutionary Change NJCCCS # 6.2.12 A, D


    1. The Enlightenment and Scientific Revolution
    2. Trace Absolutism to Revolution    


    1. Europe’s Role in the 19th Century NJCCCS #6.2.12 A, B, C, D


    1. European Nationalism
    2. Industrial Revolution
    3. Global Imperialism



    1. Causes and Consequences of World War I  NJCCCS #6.2.12 A, B, C, D


    1. Examine the World at War
    2. Effects of Global Conflict on the Modern World



    1. 20th Century Economics and Conflicts NJCCCS #6.2.12 A, B, C, D

           1.   Cold War

           2.  Preview Perspective on the Present





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